We cry foul every time we fall short or commit mistakes. There’s a tendency for us to be discouraged whenever we experience and encounter it, and we also realize that through those things we became less human. It’s really hard to accept the fact that we are limited and we are prone to brokenness and woundedness. What is the purpose of being limited in certain aspects of our lives? Why is it hard to accept the TRUTH that we are born with certain limitations, imperfections, and shortcomings in life?
What is the purpose of being limited? If we were all created omniscient and omnipotent, will we be able to appreciate harmony our nothingness, and our unworthiness in front of the Divine? Will we be able also to recognize that we cannot but depend on His will which is the best? Our purpose of being limited in front of the Divine is to be aware of the importance of life that is connected to Him. We lack something, so we need Him and we cannot pretend and hide the truth that we are incompletely and imperfectly composed, disposed, and organized as a person because it always reveal no matter how we ignore these realities. To be imperfect and limited is not a curse, rather it’s a blessing. Even our imperfections, shortcomings, and limitations are necessary to the universal perfection which the Divine established. So, we must be happy with our imperfections, shortcomings, and limitations because in these realities are God’s way of assuring us of His love.
Why is it hard to accept the TRUTH that we are born with certain limitations, imperfections, and shortcomings in life? Simply because, we don’t like it and we feel that we are living in a curse or in a wrath that destroys the real identity within us. It should not be the emerging mentality into our minds when we encounter certain shortcomings, imperfections, and limitations in life. When these things arise, we should not let our smile fade into our faces. Life must go on even though we are in the realm of our own ‘shadows’. Life is infinite and full of possibilities; so we must not be discouraged in facing our own ‘shadows’. Our imperfections, shortcomings, and limitations are not a hindrance for us to achieve change. Instead, they serve as means to reach the highest peak of our identity as persons.